Lecturer, Optometry and Vision Sciences
Dr. Hadas Ben-Eli holds a Bachelor degree in Optometry from the Hadassah Academic College, a Master degree in Neuro- and Behavioral science and Doctorate in Public Health from the Hebrew University.
In her master degree, Dr. Ben-Eli developed a psychophysical examination for the early diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration based on color vision which received an award for excellence in this study from the Israeli Society for Vision and Eye Research (ISVER). In her PhD she examined the possible continuum and shared risk factors to Dry eye syndrome, Sjogren's syndrome and non- Hodgkin lymphoma. This study was done in collaboration with the Department of Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, Hemaology and the Department of Oral Medicine Hadassah Ein Kerem and published in international conferences and scientific journals.
Dr. Ben-Eli is a lecturer in ocular pathology and statistics in the undergraduate degree and coordinating the research projects of master degree students in the Department of Optometry at Hadassah Academic College.
In addition, Dr. Ben-Eli is the Director of the Optometry and Biometry at Hadassah Medical Center.
Dr. Ben-Eli's research focuses on ocular diseases and their impact on visual examinations, pediatric screening eye examinations, intra-ocular lens fitting and calculations for cataract surgeries, and contact lenses fitting for complex ocular cases. These studies are done in collaboration with District of Health of the Ministry of Health, Ophthalmologists at Hadassah Medical Center have other optics industry (Soflex Cooper Vision LTD).
Dr. Ben-Eli's research focuses on ocular diseases and their impact on visual examinations, pediatric screening eye examinations, intra-ocular lens fitting and calculations for cataract surgeries, and contact lenses fitting for complex ocular cases.
These studies are done in collaboration with District of Health of the Ministry of Health, Ophthalmologists at Hadassah Medical Center have other optics industry (Soflex Cooper Vision LTD).
She is also a reviewer in Ophthalmology and Optometry Journals.
Ben-Eli H, Erdinest N, Solomon A. Pathogenesis and complication of chronic eye rubbing in ocular allergy. (2019) Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Jul 22.
Erdinest N, Ben-Eli H, Solomon A. Topical tacrolimus for allergic eye diseases. (2019) Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Jun 4.
Ben-Eli H, Aframian DJ, Ben-Chetrit E, Mevorach D, Kleinstern G, Paltiel O, Solomon A. Shared Medical and Environmental Risk Factors in Dry Eye Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome and B-Cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; a case-control study. (2019). Journal of Immunology Research. Jun 21.
Ben-Eli H, Gomel N, Aframian DJ, Abu Seir R, Perlman R, Ben-Chetrit E, Mevorach D, Kleinstern G, Paltiel O, Solomon A. SNP Variations in IL10, TNFα and TNFAIP3 Genes in Patients with Dry Eye Syndrome and Sjogren’s Syndrome. (2019). Journal of Inflammation. 18:16:6.
Ben-Eli H, Solomon A. Topical antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, and dual-action agents in ocular allergy: current trends. (2018) Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.18(5):411-416.
Ben Eli H, Hochstein S, Chowers I. Early diagnosis of age related macular degeneration by identification of tritanopia. (2005). Rreviews in the Nneuroscience. p. S9-S9.
Pediatric vision screening tests are carried out as part of the eye health promotion in the community and for research purposes which will lead to the implementation of a national protocol for pediatric vision screening tests.
This project is carried out in collaboration with the District Health at the Ministry of Health and Hadassah Academic College, together with Dr. Chen Stein-Zamir, Dr. Dina Zimmerman and Prof. Ariela Gordon-Shaag. This study received a grant from the Israeli Ambulatory Pediatric Society (CHIPA).
In her doctoral research Dr. Ben-Eli examined common pathway and risk factors for dry eye syndrome, sjogren's syndrome and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This study was done under the guidance of Prof.Ora Platiel of the Hematology Department and Braun School of Public health at Hadassah-Hebrew University and Prof. Abraham Solomon of the Department of Ophthalmology at Hadassah Medical Center. The study included a collaboration with Prof. Doron Afremian, Director of the Oral Department, Prof. Eldad Ben-Chetrit, Director of the Rheumatology Unit, and Prof. Dror Mevorach, Director of Internal Department at Hadassah Medical Center, and was funded by the Israel Cancer Association.
As part of the OCULUS - ERASMUS cross-country academic collaboration project, Dr. Ben-Eli traveled to the Optometry School in Norway to teach students completing their degree in ocular pathology in a concentrated course.